PEORIA--River 97.3 Kicks Off Annual Teddy Bear Drive For Children's Hospital Of Illinois
Since 2007, River 97.3 has been asking listeners to donate a brand new teddy bear for kids in the Children's Hospital Of Illinois.
It's all part of this year's 7th annual event to bring peace of mind to kids in the hospital.
Last year, the station collected more than 2,000 teddy bears and they hope to break that this year.
Morning show co-host Jenn Smith says "being in a hospital is scary enough for an adult and it's worse for a child. Being sick, in a strange place with people you don't know can be overwhelming for children".
If you want to donate a teddy bear to River 97.3 you can drop one off at their station at 120 Eaton Street in Peoria next to the Peoria Riverplex during regular business hours: Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5pm. They ask that all teddy bears are brand new. Deadline to donate is February 12th.
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